Plainville, Mass., June 10, 1921
(iKOUP OF REPAIR DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES
The Repair Department
Although the repair department is
part of Whiting' & Davis Co., it is
really a little factory by itself. When
they moved from the main factory in
February, there was a great deal of
work to be done, but with each de-
partment fully equipped and with
our capable foreman, Arthur Boehn-
ke, the work was soon caught up and
now the repairs are in only a short
time when they are sent back in Al
Ed. Oorrigan has charge of the
coloring room, while Henry Curran
and John Boucher are his assistants.
Bernard Kohler is still in the lac-
quering room and Jesse Jillson, the
polisher. Percy Rhodes and Frank
Martin are well able to handle all the
I ench work. But we would never be
able to get along without our errand
boy, Ralph Spinney.
And last, but not least, are all the
(pretty?) girls, shown in the above
picture, and with their forelady, An-
na Reynolds, they all do their part to
make the repair department the best
in this part of the country. At lease
we think so.
.Air. Hartman sure is funny,
And he knows it too,
For when it comes to mocking things,
lie's right there with the Que.
Factory Restaurant Well
Our Restaurant was opened April
28th, 1920, and has now been in op-
eration nearly fourteen months with
an average daily attendance of one
hundred. This is very gratifying to
Chef Olsen, as he says, t' e more the
merrier. He is never so happy as
when he runs over his regular quota
for then you see him at his best.
The restaurant is a place where an
employee may enjoy one of Chef Ol-
sen *s dinners amid the cleanest sur-
roundings. If he prefers he may or-
der anything on the bill-of-fare for
which a charge is made accordingly.
It is not necessary to have the full
course if one is not so disposed. The
line is drawn on s tndwicher. ; none of
these are served, as it is the aim of
Mr. Whiting to supply hot dinners
only. Chef Olsen wishes it clearly
understood that if at any time a pat-
ron should care for more bread and
butter with his meal or an extra cup
of coffee, the same will be gladly
served without extra <■ rge, for t.-'u
restaurant is not run for profit and as
long as it is self-suslainrng the man
agement feel gratified. To create a
home-like atmosphere for those not
able to go home for dinner, ever with
the thought of serving the best the
market affords other than the cheap is
Cont'd pa^e 3, col. 2
A Trip into Old Mexico
Cont'd By WALTER RICE
I have always thought that New
England had the world beaten when
it came to stone walls; but, outside of
San Luis Potosi I saw stone walls
that would have put our New Eng-
land forefathers to shame. There were
miles and miles of wall extending in
Straight lines across the mesa as far
as you could see; oftentimes right
up the sides and over the tops of
steep mountains, fencing in one ranch
It made one wonder (as our New
England walls often make us wonder)
how the owners ever came to spend
the time and money to fence in so
many miles of land of such doubtful
value; but peon labor is cheap in Mex-
ico and stone is abundant.
As most of our journey from San
Luis Potosi to Mexico City was under
cover of darkness, little can be said
of the character of that part of the
country, except that it was very
mountainous, extremely rugged and
We climbed up over the mountain-
ous grades until we were ten thous-
and feet above sea level, and then
made a descent of twenty-five hun-
dred feet into Mexico City, where we
arrived the morning of Saturday,
March 19th, one week out of Boston.
Cont'd on pa^e 3, col. 2
$25.00 in Gold to Winner
We desire to adopt a new trade-
mark to be used in our coming ad-
vertising plan, which will be quite
extensive. Our advertising agents are
working on a design, but we may be
able to create one in our own fac-
tory which would be better than any-
thing they can suggest. We want to
incorporate the full name. Whiting
& Davis Co. in this design, and for a
design that we accept we will pay
$25.00 to the designer. Date closes
Published Semi-Month i v
by the Employees- of Whitiug' & Davis
Company, Plainville, Mass.
J. O. Qagnon, Chairman
W. M. Fuller Lee Higgios F. Gaddes
O. Soderstrom M iua Simpson
Editor . . II. B. Rowan
Asst. Editor, Catherine Kennedy
Cheer up. Better times are coming:.
Don't forget to smile.
CO-OPERATION IN BUSINESS
One of the managers of Sears, Roe-
buck & Co., has requested us to send
the name and address of each and
every employee, so they may be sure
and receive one of their latest cata-
logues. They also ask that our em-
ployees suggest names. If any em-
ployee desires to submit full names
and addresses to us. we shall be glad
to forward them to Sears, Roebuck &
THE ADVENT OF FANCY MESH
Fashion decrees that fringe, tassels
and embroidery are just now the
proper things with which to adorn
Milady's costume. In keeping with
this decree our mesh bags have, figur-
atively speaking, taken Dame Fashion
by the hand.
There is an exceptionally good car-
toonist in the factory. It takes but a
few moments spare time. We would
appreciate her kindness greatly, in of-
fering a few cartoons.
In nature nothing can be given, all
things are sold.
If you've got to say mean things,
go down in the cellar and talk to
Honestly, now, do you deserve
Miss Fortune, or misfortune?
Lose your temper, and sooner or
later you'll lose your job.
It's better to be in love with your
work than in love with yourself.
Don't be impatient. The biggest
jobs in America are nearly all held
by men over forty-five, most of them
by men over fifty.
The above picture gives only a fair
idea of our Canadian branch. Many
have heard about there being a branch
in Canada and we hope in the near
future to tell you of some interesting
things relative to it, provided Mr.
Cook will take up his pen on behalf
of Wadco News.
The Bradstreet average for June 1
compares as follows with preceding
months and years :
June 1, 1921. ...$10. 6169
May 1, 1921.... 10 8208
. 11 3749
. 11 8630
. 12 6631
. 13 62G3
. 15 6750
. 16 9091
. 17 9746
. 18 8273
. 19.352 \
. 20 869)
*H trhest for
. 18 9818
. 15 4680
. 11 68*7
. 9 7428
. 8 6221
. 9 072!
. s-.ro 1 ?
19 1 1..
. 8 "29 1
. 8 910'
. 8 ^9
. 7 7227
The groups that make up the index
Dumber compare as follows with the
preceding month and with (he highest
month of 1920:
Live stock 3^ n 9
Provisions 2 72 C
Fruits 3"3 _ .
H'des and leather.. 1 4 r .00
Coal and coke 0139
Naval stores 0941
Build;njr m~t?rials.. .1791
Chemicals & drugs 10719
Total $10 6169
7 . 1 9 1 8
The Whiting & Davis Ball Team
has now captured three straight
games. Keep it up; this is good work.
We have an exceptionally strong bat-
ting team. It is only in the field that
a little weakness is shown. The play-
ers lack unity as yet and there is too
much individual playing. For con-
spicuous playing, watch Harold Jel-
TEN COMANDMENTS FOR DE-
1. Be an optimist. Confidence is
2. Make few promises. Keep
every promise made.
3. Every question has two sides.
Always hear both.
4. Study your men. Put each
where he can do his best work.
5. Never show discouragement. A
stout heart will never say die.
6. Don't hold spite. Correct when
necessary, but forgive afterward.
7. Notice good work as well as
bad. Give both credit, and blame
8. Be fair. A foreman often has to
act as judge, and therefore must be
9. Control yourself. Anger is too
valuable to use except on special oc-
10. Take your full share of the
blame. Sharing both blame and
praise with workers is a big part of
the secret of managing men.
"IT IS NOT EASY."
To begin over,
To be unselfish,
To take advice,
To admit error,
To face a sneer,
To be charitable,
To keep on trying,
To be considerate,
To avoid mistakes,
To endure success,
To keep out of the rut,
To profit by mistakes.
To think and then act,
To forgive and forget,
To make the best out of little,
To subdue an unruly temper,
To maintain a high standard.
To shoulder a deserved blame.
To recognize the silver lining.
BUT IT ALWAYS PAYS.
Morgan: Hey! Thompson, what
kind of a board is "fine board"*?
Thompson: "Saw-dust" of course.
Tint's as fine as von can uet board.
SALESMEN CAMPAIGN TO CUT
HOTEL RATES AND HARD-
WARE MEN LAUNCH
Launched simultaneously from the
offices of the National Wholesale Jew-
elers' Association and the National
Hardware Association of the United
States, a vigorous campaign has just
been started to reduce hotel rates
throughout the country.
Circular letters and printed state-
ments are being sent to all members
of the National Wholesale Jewellers'
Association, and the active co-opera-
tion of all members for a revision of
hotel rates is solicited. The letter
refers to the difficulties involved in
obtaining higher margin of profit and
nets forth the fact that under present
conditions, including keen competi-
tion, "profit margins are narrowing."
A saving in expenses, therefore, is
pointed out as the best way of increas-
ing profits. Among the various "ex-
pense" headings which could stand
downward revision the salesmen's
travelling expenses loom large in the
mind of the association.
You cannot do wrong without suf-
Mumps (epidemic parotitis) is an
acute infectious disease characterized
by fever and by swelling and tender-
ness of the salivary glands, (glands
that secrete saliva) usually of the pa-
rotids near the ear) but sometimes
of the submaxillary (beneath the
lower jaw) and sublingual (beneath
The period of incubation is long us-
ually — from two to three weeks. In-
fection is by direct contact with a pa-
tient having the disease.
Complications. Otitis media (in-
flammation of the middle ear) men-
ingitis arthritis (inflammation of the
joints) and albuminuria have occur-
red during or following the attack.
Management. Isolation, rest in bed,
liquid diet and hot and cold applica-
tions for the relief of pain are usual
means. Acid and highly seasoned food
should be avoided.
When you notice any of the symp-
toms above mentioned, notify your
physician. Take proper care of your-
self and do not expose others to the
By BERTHA G. COTE,
R I. N.
Cont'd from page 1, col. 3
Mexico City has a population of
1,000,000 people. It is situated in a
giant basin 7500 feet above sea level,
surrounded by lofty mountains. From
it can be seen on a clear day the vol-
canoes, Ixtaccihuatl ; (pronounced
Ees-la-see-wal) and the more famous
Popocatepetl. Bojh are about forty
miles distant in a southeasterly di-
rection from Mexico City. The name
Ixtaccihuatl means "Sleeping Lady",
given it because its snow capped sum-
mit so closely resembles a beautiful
white lady's profile, lying wrapped in
a' white shroud. Ixtaccihuatl is 17,-
000 ft. high,; Popocatepetl 17,500 ft.
high and is the only active volcano of
the two. We could seethe smoke and
steam gracefully curling up from its
crater though we were so many miles
We found Mexico City a delightful
surprise. Most of us imagined that
with its ten years of revolution, we
would find the capital city consider-
ably "run down at the heels", so to
speak. Especially so when we recall-
ed the character and policies of many
of the political parties who have been
in power since the Diaz regime. How-
ever, this was not the case. The
streets were very well kept and the
residences generally in excellent con-
dition, many of them as elegant as
any in our larger cities. The public
buildings, too, showed no signs of ne-
glect in their up-keep. Many of them
are of rare beauty. The new Theatre
Nacional or National Theatre, just be-
ing completed by the government at a
cost of $6,000,000, is a gem. It is an
architectural masterpiece of white
marble. While we as a party were
not allowed to explore its interior on
account of its semi-finished condition,
two members gained admittance
through a bit of convincing. From
them we learned that the interior is
beautiful and the furnishings elegant.
(To be continued)
Cont'd from page 1, col. 2
There is seatirg capacity for 146 at
the 36 tables and on rainy days there
are few empty chairs. Chef Olsen
says they will come on good days and
partake of his menu.
Mr. Olsen was born in Thondjem,
Norway, and came to this country in
1902, working in the Relay House in
Nahant, Mass., and Phillips Academy,
Andover, for seven years, where he
took care of 700 students, among" ihem
Archie Roosevelt, who was a per onal
friend. It was his custom to go into
the college kitchen to chat with the
We read that of all the failures re-
corded in 1920, 84 per cent, were of
firms which did not advertise. We all
sincerely hope that these new styles
of mesh bags are "well advertised!"
Upon asking Gilda if she gave her
dog any exercise, she immediately re-
plied, ' ' Oh, sure, he goes for a tramp
about every day."
Mrs. Baker firmly believes that
many are dressed, but few are clothed.
Editor Rowan and J. O. Gagnon
By a clever ruse,
Skipped away from Plainville,
And came searching here for news.
They interviewed the correspondent,
And to her great delight
Appointed an assistant
Who knows just what to write.
Our benches : so convenient,
Took them by surprise,
And the carefree, happy workers
Made them open wide their eyes.
And when the smiling Editor
In a manner light and gay,
Suggested taking pictures
We could not tell him "nay."
The sun was shining brightly,
With many a joke and smile
They coaxed us to be seated
And look pleasant for awhile.
We protestingly submitted
And let them write our name,
Tho' to waste the time and film
We know it was a shame.
For a thoughtful glance convinced us
That their efforts were in vain,
And they'd carry back no pictures
Their stories to sustain.
The chef has two very capable as-
sistarts who are with him throughout
the day. Mary McDonald, for years
employed at the AVamsutta Hotel, and
Annie Bialas who came from Brain-
tree. At noon more help is required
to serve the food.
The good will of the employees is
absolutely eessential for the chef's
puccess. so he extends to all an invita-
tion to get acquainted. Tell him if
von are dissatisfied and he will en-
deavor to make it right.
Some bass Byron Gardner caught
at Lake Pearl last week. He wouldn't
ray how much it weighed, but he said
it lowered the lake three inches when
he nulled it out.
-^C^CAUGHT in THE MESH*&<^
How many realize the meaning of
Compensation in its defined sense?
Many there are who look on Coin-
pensatiox) or Pay as it is commonly
called as something received for the
work that we do whether it he in the
shop, office or in our outside lives as
an off-setting against labor perform-
How well has our labor been done?
Have we given good measure?
- Are we satisfied with the result ?
And are we willing to subscribe to
Can we at the end of the day, and
do we. look into the portals of our
inner self satisfied with what we have
rendered to those who compensate us?
These are some of the questions we
should continually ask ourselves if we
are to succeed.
It is a well known fact that there
is always two sides to a question. Now
the pendulum of the clock swings no
farther to the one side than to the
other, so can we expect to be paid or
compensated, if you will, for the work
we have done. Do not think for one
instant when time is wasted that it is
paid for only by those who employ
yon. You yourself must pay, some-
way, somehow, if not at present, then
in the future for it is a law of nature
and one of her greatest, "As ye give
so shall ye receive."
SOME AD !
Recently there appeared in a coun-
try weekly the following advertise-
"If John Jones, who deserted his
wife and baby some twenty years ago,
will return, the said baby will knock
the stuffing out of him."
I have decided that I want a bi-
cycle. If you know of a bargain, you
will be doing a kindness by informing
Elsie and Cora have now turned to
the Banana Trees as the Orange
Groves proved unsuccessful.
Any man who drives an auto to
the shop and is not able to put it in
its proper place in the parking
grounds ought to have his license re-
We all wonder why. Dot Staples
takes such good care of her eye-brows.
Bill Sweet is so bothered by daisies
that we are afraid he will have hay-
Arthur Plante is thinking of having
a governor put on his car.
There is a man in Helen's room,
He surely likes the girls;
He likes Brunettes and Blondes,
He likes the ones with curls.
Jennie is so charming,
Isabel is too;
I know he 'd be so lonesome,
If they should both get through.
He does make eyes at Elsie
It makes us wonder, too;
Still we know it's better
To be happy than be blue.
We know his disposition,
And we 're all glad to say
He has a smile to greet us
•Every single day.
Polished steel can be given a blue
color by heating in hot sand, wood
?shes or pulverized charcoal. Place
the substance in an iron receptacle
and stir constantly while heating in
order to heat uniformly. Heat just
hot enough to char a pine stick. Th<>
narts 1o be blued must be absolutely
f v ee from urease. They are placed in
the heated substance until the desired
color is obtained. Further coloring
is then checked by immersing in oil.
Small parts are sometimes heated by
a Bunsen burner or by laying upon
a heated plate. For a lisfht-blue col-
or, heat in sand or wood ashes, and
for a dark bine, use pulverized char-
coal. The quality of the color de-
pends largely upon the fineness of the
Still another method of coloring by
heat is to immerse the parts in a mol-
ten bath of potassium nitrate.
She : "Do you want to start the
She : "It's about time you started
To Esther and Augustine :
The birds are humming,
"Go feather your nest."
Why does Mildred D— Sigh
and cry over her — Burns?
Mildreu Sehwing is not a champion
bread maker, but is an artist at golf-
playing. Only last week she lost el
en balls and declares that nearly all
her week's pay is spent in replacing
You never have to see Madeline Do-
ran coming, you can always hear her
Dan Quirk has a steady job every
night after five o'clock hooking rides
on trucks to Wrentham for a couple
of girls and himself. How about it,
What do Maybelle and Lillian care
for the rain and sleet — when they
can vamp all the truck drivers and
get rides home every night of the
HOW THE DIFFERENT GIRLS
•"Mildred Miller" bows her stately
And fixes her stylish lips.
In a firm hard way — and let's 'em go.
And sips, and sips, and sips.
"Rose Boyle" has a way of her own.
In a clinging soulful way.
She takes a kiss that's just as big,
As a wagon load of hay.
"Elsie Proil" gets a grip on hers-df.
And carefully takes off her hat.
T! en gral s the man in a frenzied
Like a terrier grabs a rat.
"Diana Ireland" takes off her specs.
So cool — so cold — so glum.
She sticks out her lips like an open
And keeps on chewing gum.
"Mabel Ingals" never says a word.
She's so gentle — timid and tame.
But she grabs a young man by the
back of the neck,
And gets there, just the same.
— Ed.. U. Ration.